Am I more or less, taller or shorter, richer or poorer, smarter or…
Comparison can compel us to do good, to make change, or it can be a curse, producing pride or feelings of inadequacy. Comparison can keep us focused on ourselves rather than God. Comparing ourselves with others makes us resentful and often fake so that we measure up to unrealistic expectations and standards. It makes us mistrust God and swings the door wide open for the devil to work.
In John 21, Jesus was talking to Peter about his future when Peter started comparing himself to another disciple. Jesus did not have compassion for comparison and basically said,
“What’s it to you? You need to follow ME.”
The minute we begin to compare ourselves to others we take our focus off of Jesus and put it on ourselves. We are all unique and beautiful individuals who are in process. Contentment comes with a thankful heart. Try it today!
Anne shared this week how we can overcome comparing ourselves with others:
1. Thank God for who he created you to be
2. Trust God with our needs and desires
3. Be motivated by what you see
4. Bless others instead of feeling envy or discontent
Food Schedule for 4/3 includes tables 1-5. We are always getting requests for healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and casseroles. Please bring food by 9am.